The Pleasantville Clergy Association says houses of worship will open their doors Sunday in memory of the Liu family. The vigil is to help the community cope with a December 6th murder-suicide in their village.
The mutual vigil, by request of local officials, honors the extended family's wishes to avoid a large gathering, which the family has expressed would be overwhelming for them. Police say 46-year-old Chuan-Kai Lui, known as Tom, used a knife to kill his 42 year-old wife Dorothy, 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter before killing himself. The vigil will take place at a synagogue and four churches, which will toll their bells at 7 p.m. Sunday. Those who do not gather at a house of worship are invited to place a candle in their window. Members of the Westchester Islamic Association, the Unitarian Universalists and the Foundation for Religious and Mental Health will also be present.